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"Inuit"

Growling Lion

Khaki green serpentine with darker green markings on legs and arms; Light green patch on left side of lion's mane; Tail is carved to left side of lion; Lion is up on its haunches, fore legs poised

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Mother and Child

Woman holding child, kneeling on one knee with one leg out in front. Grey stone; Braids scratched with V's (pointing downwards)

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Seated Figure

Abstracted seated figure. Black stone with green cast

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Migration

A boat filled with people rowing. Grey and charcoal stone

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Mythological Bird

Female shaman in the process of changing into an eagle. Charcoal coloured stone; Creature has bird's wings, beak and one webbed foot - human's nose, left arm, breast and left foot; Toe nails and fingernails are detailed with incised knife cuts; Incised feathers carved over body, front and back

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Mother and Child

Grey stone with brown striations; Kneeling mother with child in parka which is tied around waist with heavy rope; Mother is lifting container offering child a drink

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Woman Skinning Goose

Dark green and brown marbled stone

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Shaman Riding a Bear

Grey stone shaman riding a bear. Shaman has ivory arrow with feathers atttached to it in right hand

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The Great Male Caribou

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Man Carrying a Caribou

Black/green stone man and caribou; Bone bow and sinew line; Man carved on a base leaning forward with weight of caribou on his back

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Untitled

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Mother and Child

Child's legs have been glued on; Back is scratched and blemished; Right toe is chipped

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Hunting

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Strange Scene

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Shaman

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Mythological Scene

Complex composition with multiple figures and a large central figure in a kayak and a person riding a large fish at the bottom of the composition. The figures are standing on the fish and climbing the large central figure. The central figure has some features of a caribou including antlers and hooves.

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Taleelayu and Family

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Thirty Faces

Six rows of faces, thirty faces in total. Faces are grey, red, black, green and orange.

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Shaman

Figure with head facing proper right and arms incised at sides; Whalebone peg attached with sinew to right shoulder, is inserted under chin holding 5 whalebone pebbles in mouth; Figure is attached to base with a peg

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Big Woman

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Drum Dance

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Family

Antler figures with burned trim on clothing and hair; eyes are inked; appendages atttached with antler dust paste. (a) antler base with 4 pegs serving as stand, 3 pegs on top to hold three figures. Left to right: (b) figure holding a kayak with a man seated inside. The kayak is suspended from the hands with sinew; attached to the figure's back is a bear's head; (c) figure holding a dog, suspended from the hands with winew; attached to the back is a reversed mask; (d) figure holding a spirit head, suspended from both hands with sinew. Attached to figure's back is a walrus head. The animal and mask faces worn by the three figures represent the 'avatuks' or helping spirits of the people.

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Untitled

An overall multicolor appliquéd design of figures, animals and birds with embroidered texture on and surrounding the appliquéd areas.

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Caribou

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Bird Woman

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